Courtney Summers is the bestselling author of several critically acclaimed novels. Her first book, Cracked Up to Be, was published in 2008, when she was 22. To date, she has authored six books and is best known for her unapologetic, difficult female protagonists. Her newest novel, Sadie, is a New York Times bestseller, Edgar Award Winner, Odyssey Award winner, Audie Award winner, received six starred reviews, appeared on over 30 Best of 2018 lists and was the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Runner-Up for Best YA Fiction with over 21,000 votes.

Courtney has reviewed for The New York Times, is the founder of #ToTheGirls, a 2015 worldwide trending hashtag, and in 2016, she was named one of Flare Magazine's 60 under 30. At 14, she dropped out of high school to pursue her education independently and currently lives in Ontario, Canada. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.